James Royce

18 December 1748–27 February 1827 (Age 78)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Royce was born on 18 December 1748, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, James Royce, was 37 and his mother, Merriam Munson, was 28. He married Mary Tyler on 5 August 1771, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 February 1827, in his hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Royce
1748–1827
Mary Tyler
1750–1834
Marriage: 5 August 1771
Miriam Roys
1771–1831
Nehemiah Royce
1773–1811
Laura Rice
1775–1859
Ambrose Rice
1777–1810
Rev Sedgwick Rice
1780–1841
Mary Royce
1782–1859
James Rice
1785–1875
Capt Joel Royce
1787–1828
Henrietta Rice
1791–1818
Sylvester Rice
1793–1820

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 August 1771
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 33

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1789

Age 41

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval female personal name Royse, also found in the spelling Rose and popularly associated with the flower, but in fact originally from a Germanic personal name. This is recorded in Domesday Book in the form Rothais and is composed of the elements hrōd ‘renown’ + haid(is) ‘kind’, ‘sort’.2 Americanized spelling of German Reuss .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James in entry for Meriam Roys, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • James Royce, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • James in entry for Nemiah Royce, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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